GPS High School Program Intern
Outreach Warrenville is a multi-purpose community service agency, serving residents of the greater Warrenville area. Services provided include: individual and family therapy, consultation and referral services, case management, community education services, mentoring, and youth development programs.
GPS High School Program
GPS, which stands for grow, prepare, serve, is a high school program that works with the students of Wheaton Warrenville South High School. Its mission is to help young people reach their fullest potential and strives to reach this goal through the personal development of character and achievement. GPS works to improve student’s academic success and life skills while preparing them for the future. It is a co-educational, youth development program targeting 9th-11th graders. Optional services that support the development of the Christian faith are also available. GPS includes four components, life skills, social and emotional learning, college and career preparation, and service learning. There is also time allowed for academics, including homework assistance.
The intern will be an integral part of the WYFS team and will be responsible for providing tutoring in a variety of subjects, developing relationships with high school participants, assisting with the creation, development, refinement and implementation of varying topic lessons and materials, planning and implementing activities and field trips, tracking participant progress using report cards, parent and teacher reports and attending weekly staff meetings.
The intern will learn classroom management techniques and discipline strategies, curriculum development skills, as well as writing and presentation skills. The intern will receive experience in the over-all working of a Christian, community-based youth development program and will gain a deeper understanding of the cultural, environmental, economic and other issues that impact “at-risk” youth.
BA/BS student in Education, Youth Ministry, Social Work, Psychology or a related field. Applicants must demonstrate a desire to work with youth and a willingness to be flexible and adapt to a dynamic work setting. Ability and willingness to transport clients strongly preferred. Previous volunteer experience preferred. Outreach seeks interns that demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of low-income and diverse populations who also support Outreach’s Statement of Mission & Faith.
September 2023 to April 2024; Time can be split between two semesters. The program meets 3 days per week Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:30 – 4:30pm; 12 – 15 hours per week and can be negotiated to be consistent with program requirements.
Individual supervision provided weekly.
Mark Gobrail | [email protected]